‘Hollywood Madam’ Heidi Fleiss plans to leave Nevada after pet parrot shot | Nevada


Heidi Fleiss, who achieved fame because the “Hollywood Madam” when she was accused within the mid-Nineties of operating a Los Angeles prostitution ring, has mentioned she is transferring out of a southern Nevada city the place she has lived for about 15 years.

Fleiss instructed the Pahrump Valley Occasions she was indignant that somebody shot one in all her cherished pet parrots with a pellet gun simply earlier than Christmas.

Fleiss with the actor Tom Sizemore at the premiere of Black Hawk Down in Beverly Hills in 2001.
Fleiss with the actor Tom Sizemore on the premiere of Black Hawk Down in Beverly Hills in 2001. {Photograph}: Chris Weeks/AP

Fleiss instructed the paper she contacted Nye county animal management officers and stored as proof a pellet {that a} veterinarian faraway from the chicken’s leg. She mentioned she would pay up to $5,000 for info main to the arrest of the shooter.

Fleiss mentioned she had purchased a property in Missouri, the place she plans to relocate her unique chicken assortment by the top of February.

Fleiss, 56, has lived for about 15 years in Pahrump, a excessive desert group about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.

Her pandering conviction was overturned in California, however she served 20 months of a federal jail sentence for a 1996 tax evasion conviction.

Ten years later, the Observer described her as “an energetic a part of the star system”.

“At one time,” the paper reported, “someplace between the trial of OJ Simpson and the second when Monica Lewinsky handed over her dirty costume to Kenneth Starr, Heidi Fleiss was the topic of America’s greatest celeb scandal.

“It was, she has at all times maintained, a triumph of hypocrisy. Why not go after the lads? Why was it that she was sentenced to three years in jail whereas her shopper Charlie Sheen, who testified in opposition to her, was free to make a film for $5m? Was it the cash? (Fleiss claims that she made 10 grand money on a nasty day – an excellent day was commissions price nearly $100,000.) Was it the facility? (Hearsay had it that she was on the payroll of a serious Hollywood studio.)

“Was it the truth that she wouldn’t snitch? (Her predecessor, Madam Alex, was a police informant, and traded information for the precise to stay in enterprise.) [Fleiss] was in jail for longer than she was in enterprise.”

After her time in jail, Fleiss moved to southern Nevada with a group of parrots. She grew to become a detailed buddy of Dennis Hof, proprietor of a number of authorized brothels and star of Cathouse, an grownup actuality collection made by HBO.

Hof ran for the Nevada state legislature in 2018 as a Donald Trump-style Republican. He received the election – regardless of having been discovered useless a month earlier, after celebrating his 72nd birthday.